Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Ball

Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Ball

One of the best things about living up in Northern British Columbia are the long summer days filled with salmon fishing. Ok, so this year I haven’t been salmon fishing (yet), but my husband has been all over it. A couple weeks ago he set out with some work buddies for a day long trip just off the coast of BC, to do a little deep-sea fishing. They brought home loads of fresh halibut and salmon. My backyard was turned into an {Read More}

Carrot Poke Cake

Carrot Poke Cake

How fun is this Carrot Poke Cake?! It’s a spin on a traditional poke cake- vanilla pudding infused carrot cake with a super easy cream cheese frosting! I brought this cake to a recent Church function and it was instantly a hit. Could you not totally see this on your table for Easter dinner? I found the cute little carrots at the dollar store, they’re plastic and filled with a sour candy powder. It was a perfect treat for the {Read More}

Gingerbread Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Gingerbread Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Hold on to your stockings ’cause I have some really exciting news! I’ve recently joined forces with Pillsbury in a fantastic partnership where I will be creating recipes for them and sharing them with you guys too! It’s basically a match made in heaven. I’m all about simple and easy recipes and so is Pillsbury. They even have a page on their website where they showcase all their “We Heart Makers” profiles, and you can see mine right there among {Read More}

Nanaimo Cheesecake

Nanaimo Cheesecake

I have been dreaming about making this Nanaimo Cheesecake ever since I made these Nanaimo Bars a few months ago. I basically took all the goodness of a Nanaimo Bar and married it with a cheesecake. And you better believe it’s the most delicious cheesecake you’ll ever consume. Nanaimo (pronounced Nuh-Nigh-Moe) is a city in British Columbia, Canada. That is where the Nanaimo Bar recipe was originated long ago. The bottom layer of this cheesecake is a combination of cocoa, graham cracker {Read More}

Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars

I told myself I wasn’t going to do this… I’m only in Canada temporarily, so I didn’t want to make any recipes that were specific to this region, but my good friend insisted that I make these infamous Nanaimo Bars and share them on my blog. She handed me her grandmother’s recipe, and well… I couldn’t resist. I had heard of these Nanaimo Bars, but didn’t really know what they were and certainly had never tasted them before. So what {Read More}

Cherry Nut Bread {Pat’s Recipes}

Cherry Nut Bread {Pat's Recipes}

I’m thrilled to be able to share another wonderful recipe from my friend Pat’s collection. Pat was tickled when she read the wonderful remarks about her Fluffy Brown Sugar Icing, she just loves to be able to share these delicious treats with so many. After spending hours looking over this stack of tattered and torn papers, stained with time and maybe just a dash of vanilla, I came across a slim piece of paper that was titled, “Cherry Nut Bread.” {Read More}

Carrot Gooey Cake

Carrot Gooey Cake

If you’re looking for the perfect dessert to share for Easter, then you have to make this Carrot Gooey Cake. I’m only slightly obsessed with gooey cakes, they go over well for any occasion. There’s my Pumpkin Gooey Cake for the Fall, Hot Chocolate Gooey Cake for the Winter… so it’s only natural that there should be a Carrot Gooey Cake for Spring! This Carrot Gooey Cake is phenomenal. I don’t really feel like I need to describe it more {Read More}

Bakery Style Carrot Cake Muffins with a Cream Cheese Glaze

Carrot Cake Muffins

Let’s talk about muffin tops for a minute. Not the kind that most of us women are trying to avoid on a daily basis {or is that just me??}… we’ll save that one for another time. I’m talking about those glorious bakery muffins with crowns of deliciousness bursting out of the muffin cup. How on earth do they get the muffins to rise so high without falling flat? But most importantly, how can YOU make your muffins rise up to the occasion? {Read More}

Family Friendly Banana Fosters

Family Friendly Banana Fosters

Is it just me or are you getting sick of winter too? Give me some sun, give me some tropics, give me some Virgin Banana Fosters. Banana Fosters is a deliciously rich dessert that is filled with spiced bananas and walnuts floating in an intense caramel sauce. It’s usually drowned in rum then flambéd to cook off the alcohol, but I skipped the alcohol to make this a family friendly dessert that will surely become a favorite. Don’t worry though, {Read More}

Blueberry Walnut Oatmeal Muffin Tops

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

More blueberries! I’m going to tell you something that might shock you. This recipe was inspired by McDonald’s. Yes, it’s true. I eat at McDonald’s. I have 4 kids, can you blame me? If you haven’t tried their Blueberry Oatmeal yet, you should. It’s delish. And it’s what inspired these Blueberry Walnut Muffin Tops. I wanted to pack all that yummy, nutty and sweet flavor into a handheld breakfast on the go. School is just around the corner, and what {Read More}